Vanderbilt Law Review


Gene T. Hsiao

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Utilizing material gathered by extensive research, the author examines Communist China's trade treaties and agreements, with some emphasis upon their economic and political implications. Also, he analyzes the Communist Chinese use of establishment provisions and national and most-favored-nation treatment. The author has selected the period from 1949 to 1964 due to the existence of an official collection of treaties compiled by the Peking government for this period. Although the collection has not been available since 1964, the authors examination of secondary official source materials has revealed no significant change in the regime's attitude, and therefore, the materials contained in the official collection are considered representative of the present attitudes of the People's Republic of China.